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Vaughan Williams, Ralph
born Oct. 12, 1872, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, Eng. died Aug. 26, 1958, London British composer. He attended the Royal College of Music and Cambridge University, and he also ...
Vaughan Williams,Ralph
Vaughan Williams, Ralph. 1872-1958. British composer who was influenced by folk tunes and Tudor music. His works include nine symphonies, the ballet Job (1930), and the opera The ...
Vaughan, Frankie
▪ 2000 Frank Abelson        British theatre and cabaret singer who was one of the most popular romantic crooners of the 1950s through the '90s; darkly handsome and ...
Vaughan, Henry
born April 17, 1622, Llansantffraed, Breconshire, Wales died April 23, 1695, Llansantffraed Anglo-Welsh poet and mystic. Vaughan studied law but from the 1650s practiced ...
Vaughan, Sarah
▪ American singer and pianist in full  Sarah Lois Vaughan , byname  Sassy  or  the Divine One  born March 27, 1924, Newark, N.J., U.S. died April 3, 1990, Hidden Hills, ...
Vaughan, Sarah (Lois)
born March 27, 1924, Newark, N.J., U.S. died April 3, 1990, Hidden Hills, Calif. U.S. jazz singer. Vaughan won an amateur contest at Harlem's Apollo Theatre in 1942 and soon ...
Vaughan (vôn), Henry. Known as “the Silurist.” 1622-1695. Welsh metaphysical poet whose works include Silex Scintillans (1650-1655). * * *
Vaughan, Sarah. 1924-1990. American jazz singer known for her complex bebop phrasing and her scat-singing virtuosity. * * *
/vawn/, n. a male or female given name. * * *
vault1 —vaultlike, adj. /vawlt/, n. 1. an arched structure, usually made of stones, concrete, or bricks, forming a ceiling or roof over a hall, room, sewer, or other wholly or ...
vault light
a windowlike structure set in a pavement or the like to illuminate areas beneath, consisting of thick glass blocks set in a metal frame. Also called pavement light. * * *
/vawl"tid/, adj. 1. constructed or covered with a vault, as a building or chamber. 2. provided with a vault. 3. resembling a vault: the vaulted sky. [1525-35; VAULT1 + -ED2] * * *
See vault2. * * *
vaulting1 /vawl"ting/, n. 1. the act or process of constructing vaults. 2. the structure forming a vault. 3. a vault, vaulted ceiling, etc., or such structures ...
vaulting horse
Gymnastics. a padded, somewhat cylindrical floor-supported apparatus, braced horizontally at an adjustable height, used for hand support and pushing off in vaulting. Also called ...
vaulting horse n. A piece of gymnastic equipment with an upholstered body used especially for vaulting. * * *
/vawl"tee/, adj. having the appearance or characteristics of a vault; arching: the vaulty rows of elm trees. [1535-45; VAULT1 + -Y1] * * *
—vaunter, n. —vauntingly, adv. /vawnt, vahnt/, v.t. 1. to speak vaingloriously of; boast of: to vaunt one's achievements. v.i. 2. to speak boastfully; brag. n. 3. a boastful ...
/vawnt"kerr'ee euhr, -koor'-, vahnt"-/, n. Archaic. a person who goes in advance, as a herald. [1550-60; < F avant-courrier forerunner, herald. See AVAUNT, COURIER] * * *
/vawn"tid, vahn"-/, adj. praised boastfully or excessively: the vaunted beauties of Paris. [1625-35; VAUNT + -ED2] * * *
See vaunt. * * *
/vawnt"feuhl, vahnt"-/, adj. Archaic. boastful. [1580-90; VAUNT + -FUL] * * *
/vawn"ting, vahn"-/, adj. 1. having a boastfully proud disposition: a vaunting dictator. 2. marked by boastful pride: a vaunting air of superiority. [1580-90; VAUNT + -ING2] * * *
See vaunter. * * *
/vawn"tee, vahn"-/, adj. Scot. boastful; vain. [1715-25; VAUNT + -Y1] * * *
Vau·pés (vou-pāsʹ, -pĕsʹ) See Uaupés. * * * ▪ department, Colombia       departamento, southeastern Colombia. It is bounded by Guainía departamento (north), ...
/vohkeu laonn"/, n. Louis Nicolas /lwee nee kaw lah"/, 1763-1829, French chemist: discoverer of chromium and beryllium. * * *
Vauquelin, Nicolas-Louis
▪ French chemist born May 16, 1763, Saint-André-d'Hébertot, France died Nov. 14, 1829, Saint-André-d'Hébertot  French chemist who discovered the elements chromium (1797) ...
Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de
▪ French author born Aug. 6, 1715, Aix-en-Provence, France died May 28, 1747, Paris       French moralist and essayist whose belief in the individual's capacity for ...
Vaux, Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron
▪ English poet in full  Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden  born 1510 died October 1556  one of the early English Tudor poets associated with Sir Thomas Wyatt and the ...
Vaux (vôks), Calvert. 1824-1895. British-born American landscape architect who was a designer of Central Park in New York City. * * *
▪ château, France       château near Melun, France, designed in 1656 by Louis Le Vau for Nicolas Fouquet (Fouquet, Nicolas), who was finance minister to King Louis XIV ...
a company that produces cars, mostly of medium price. It was formed in Britain in 1903 and bought by General Motors in 1925. * * * ▪ neighbourhood, Lambeth, London, United ...
/vahv, vawv/, n. 1. the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 2. any of the sounds represented by this letter. [ < Heb waw lit., hook] * * *
▪ 2003 Edvaldo Izidio Neto        Brazilian footballer (b. Nov. 12, 1934, Recife, Braz.—d. Jan. 19, 2002, Rio de Janeiro, Braz.), was a powerful centre-forward, a ...
/vav"euh sawr', -sohr'/, n. (in the feudal system) a vassal ranking just below a baron. Also, vavasour /vav"euh soor'/. [1300-50; ME vavasour < OF, perh. contr. of ML vassus ...
/vav"euh sawr'ee, -sohr'ee/, n., pl. vavasories. 1. the tenure of a fee held by a vavasor. 2. lands held by a vavasor. [1605-15; < ML vavasoria < MF vavassourie. See VAVASOR, ...
Vavaʿu Group
▪ islands, Tonga       island cluster of Tonga, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The group comprises two chains, one coral and the other volcanic. To the east lie ...
Vavilov, Nikolay (Ivanovich)
born Nov. 25, 1887, Moscow, Russian Empire died Jan. 26, 1943, Saratov, Russia, U.S.S.R. Russian plant geneticist. Through expeditions to many parts of the world, Vavilov ...
Vavilov, Nikolay Ivanovich
▪ Russian geneticist born November 25 [November 13, old style], 1887, Moscow died January 26, 1943, Saratov, Russian S.F.S.R.  Soviet plant geneticist whose research into the ...
/vah"wawrd', vow"awrd/, n. Archaic. vanguard. [1325-75; ME, var. of VA(u)mwarde, vantward, aphetic for avantward < AF avantwarde, equiv. to avant (see AVAUNT) + warde < OE weard ...
▪ Sweden       city and capital of the administrative län (county) of Kronoberg, southern Sweden, on Växjösjön (lake). The city was a medieval trading centre; it ...
Vazgen I
▪ 1995       (LEVON GARABET BALJIAN), Armenian cleric (b. Oct. 3 [Sept. 20, Old Style], 1908, Bucharest, Rom.—d. Aug. 18, 1994, Yerevan, Armenia), as head of the ...
Vazov, Ivan
▪ Bulgarian author born June 27, 1850, Sopot, Bulg. died Sept. 22, 1921, Sofia       man of letters whose poems, short stories, novels, and plays are inspired by ...
Vazquez Montalban, Manuel
▪ 2004       Spanish author (b. July 27, 1939, Barcelona, Spain—d. Oct. 18, 2003, Bangkok, Thai.), created the complex Spanish detective Pepe Carvalho in a series of ...
Vazquez Rosas, Tabare Ramon
▪ 2006       On March 1, 2005, Tabaré Vázquez was sworn in as the new president of Uruguay. The historic significance of this event could not be overestimated. ...
vb abbrev. 1. verb 2. verbal * * *
1. verb. 2. verbal. * * *
1. venture capital. 2. Vietcong. 3. See vital capacity. * * *
Electronic business card that automates the exchange of personal information typically found on a traditional business card. The vCard is a file that contains the user's basic ...
See videocassette recorder. * * * in full videocassette recorder Electromechanical device that records, stores on a videotape cassette, and plays back on a TV set recorded ...
venereal disease. Also, V.D. * * *
Computers. 1. video display terminal. 2. Chiefly Brit. visual display terminal. * * *
Computers. visual display unit. * * *
/ve/, n. Scand. Myth. a brother of Odin. * * *
/vee"euh dahr', -ah dahr', vay"-, vee'euh dahr", -ah dahr"/, n. an intercalary month of the Jewish calendar. Also called Adar Sheni. Cf. Jewish calendar. [ < Heb wa and + adhar ...
/veel/, n. 1. Also, vealer /vee"leuhr/. a calf raised for its meat, usually a milk-fed animal less than three months old. 2. the flesh of the calf as used for food. [1350-1400; ...
veal piccata
veal piccata n. see PICCATA * * *
☆ vealer [vēlər ] n. a calf, esp. as intended for food * * *
/vee"lee/, adj. 1. resembling veal. 2. Informal. young or immature: a vealy youth. [1760-70; VEAL + -Y1] * * *
/veb"leuhn/, n. 1. Oswald, 1880-1960, U.S. mathematician. 2. Thorstein /thawr"stuyn, -steuhn/, 1857-1929, U.S. economist and sociologist. * * *
Veblen, Oswald
▪ American mathematician born June 24, 1880, Decorah, Iowa, U.S. died August 10, 1960, Brooklin, Maine       American mathematician who made important contributions to ...
Veblen, Thorstein
▪ American economist and sociologist Introduction in full  Thorstein Bunde Veblen  born July 30, 1857, Manitowoc county, Wisconsin, U.S. died Aug. 3, 1929, near Menlo Park, ...
Veblen, Thorstein (Bunde)
born July 30, 1857, Manitowoc county, Wis., U.S. died Aug. 3, 1929, near Menlo Park, Calif. U.S. economist. He grew up in Minnesota and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale ...
Veblen,Thorstein Bunde
Veb·len (vĕbʹlən), Thorstein Bunde. 1857-1929. American economist who described a fundamental conflict between the provision of goods and the making of money. In his popular ...
/ve blee"nee euhn/, n. 1. Also called Veblenite /veb"leuh nuyt'/. a person who adheres to the economic or sociological theories of Thorstein Veblen. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or ...
/veb"leuh niz'euhm/, n. the economic or social theories originated by Thorstein Veblen. [VEBLEN + -ISM] * * *
Vecchi, Orazio
▪ Italian composer baptized Dec. 6, 1550, Modena, Duchy of Modena died Feb. 19, 1605, Modena       Italian composer best known for his madrigal-comedy (madrigal comedy) ...
Vecchio, Palazzo
▪ palace, Florence, Italy also called  Palazzo della Signoria        most important historic government building in Florence, having been the seat of the Signoria of ...
▪ medieval Russian assembly       popular assembly that was a characteristic institution in Russia from the 10th to the 15th century. The veche probably originated as a ...
byname  Cheka        the first Soviet political police agency and earliest forerunner of the KGB (q.v.). * * *
/vek"sheuhn/, n. Med. the transference of a disease from one person to another. [1600-10; < L vection- (s. of vectio a carrying). See VECTOR, -TION] * * *
—vectorial /vek tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. —vectorially, adv. /vek"teuhr/, n. 1. Math. a. a quantity possessing both magnitude and direction, represented by an arrow the ...
vector addition
Math. the process of finding one vector that is equivalent to the result of the successive application of two or more given vectors. * * *
vector analysis
the branch of calculus that deals with vectors and processes involving vectors. * * * ▪ mathematics Introduction       a branch of mathematics that deals with ...
vector field
Math., Physics. a region, domain, set, etc., with a vector assigned at each point; vector function. * * *
vector function
Math. a function that assigns a vector to each point in a given set. * * *
vector graphics
a method of electronically coding graphic images so that they are represented in lines rather than fixed bit maps, allowing an image, as on a computer display screen, to be ...
vector operations
Extension of the laws of elementary algebra to vectors. They include addition, subtraction, and three types of multiplication. The sum of two vectors is a third vector, ...
vector product
vector product n. a vector perpendicular to each of two given vectors u and v and having magnitude equal to the product of the magnitudes of u and v and the sine of the angle ...
vector product.
See cross product. [1875-80] * * *
vector space
Math. an additive group in which addition is commutative and with which is associated a field of scalars, as the field of real numbers, such that the product of a scalar and an ...
vector sum
Math. the vector obtained by applying vector addition to two or more given vectors. [1900-05] * * *
vector boson n. Any of the elementary particles that mediate one of the four fundamental forces. The particles and their corresponding forces are the photon and the ...
/vek'teuhr kahr"dee euh gram'/, n. the graphic record produced by vectorcardiography. [VECTOR + CARDIOGRAM] * * *
—vectorcardiographic /vek'teuhr kahr'dee euh graf"ik/, adj. /vek'teuhr kahr'dee og"reuh fee/, n. a method of determining the direction and magnitude of the electrical forces of ...
vector graphic n. A computer image that is stored and displayed in terms of vectors rather than points, allowing for easier scaling and storage. * * *
See vector. * * *
vector product c = a × b Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. A vector c, depending on two other vectors a and b, whose magnitude is the product of the magnitude of a, the magnitude of ...
vector space n. A system consisting of a set of generalized vectors and a field of scalars, having the same rules for vector addition and scalar multiplication as physical ...
/vek"cheuhr/, n. a token used to pay transportation fares. [1615-25; perh. by back formation from VECTURIST] * * *
/vek"cheuh rist/, n. a person who collects transportation tokens as a hobby. [ < L vectur(a) transport, money paid for transport, fare (vect(us) ptp. of vehere to convey + -ura ...
Divine ruler of the waters and their bounty, common to several Baltic and Finno-Ugric peoples traditionally dependent on fishing. She was also responsible for promoting ...
—Vedaic /vi day"ik/, adj. —Vedaism /vay"deuh iz'euhm, vee"-/, n. /vay"deuh, vee"-/, n. Hinduism. 1. Sometimes, Vedas. the entire body of Hindu sacred writings, chief among ...
vedalia [və dā′lē ə, vədāl′yə] n. 〚ModL < ?〛 an Australian ladybug (Rodolia cardinalis), now widely introduced all over the world to combat certain scale insects * ...
      (Sanskrit and Pāli), in the Buddhist chain of dependent origination, the sensation that leads to thirst. See pratītya-samutpāda. * * *
—Vedantic, adj. —Vedantism, n. —Vedantist, n. /vi dahn"teuh, -dan"-/, n. the chief Hindu philosophy, dealing mainly with the Upanishadic doctrine of the identity of Brahman ...
▪ Indian religious leader also called Veṅkaṭanātha born 1268, Tuppule, near Kānchipuram, Vijayanagar, India died 1370, Srīrangam       leading theologian of the ...
See Vedanta. * * *
See Vedantic. * * *
See Vedantic. * * *
/ved"euh/, n. a Sri Lankan aborigine. Also, Veddah. * * * ▪ people also spelled  Veddah,         people of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) who were that island's aboriginal ...
Vedder, Elihu
▪ American artist born Feb. 26, 1836, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 29, 1923, Rome, Italy  American-born Romantic painter and illustrator whose reputation is based primarily ...
/ved"oyd/, n. 1. a member of an ancient race of southern and southeastern Asia and northern Australia, characterized by dark brown skin, slim build, and wavy hair. adj. 2. of or ...
Vedel, Anders Sørensen
▪ Danish historian born , Nov. 9, 1542, Vejle, Den. died Feb. 13, 1616, Ribe       Danish historian and ballad collector who translated the Gesta Danorum of the ...
/vi det"/, n. (formerly) 1. Also called vedette boat. a small naval launch used for scouting. 2. a mounted sentry in advance of the outposts of an army. Also, vidette. [1680-90; ...
/vay"dik, vee"-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Veda or Vedas. 2. of or pertaining to the Aryans who settled in India c1500 B.C., or to their literature or religion. n. 3. Also ...
Vedic chant
▪ music       religious chant of India, the expression of hymns from the Vedas, the ancient scriptures of Hinduism. The practice dates back at least 3,000 years and is ...
Vedic religion
or Vedism Ancient religion of India that was contemporary with the composition of the Vedas and was the precursor of Hinduism. The religion of the Indo-European-speaking ...
▪ visual arts       (Italian: “view”), detailed, largely factual painting, drawing, or etching depicting a city, town, or other place. The first vedute probably were ...
/vee/, adj. 1. shaped like the letter V: a vee neckline. n. 2. anything shaped like or suggesting a V. [1880-85; sp. of the letter name] * * *
/vek/, n. William Louis, Jr., 1914-86, U.S. baseball team owner and promoter. * * *
Veeck, Bill
in full William Louis Veeck born Feb. 9, 1914, Hinsdale, Ill., U.S. died Jan. 2, 1986, Chicago, Ill. U.S. baseball-club executive and owner. The son of a sportswriter who was ...
/vee"jay'/, n. Informal. See video jockey. [VEE (repr. VIDEO) + (DEE)JAY] * * *
/vee"neuh/, n. vina. * * *
/veep/, n. Informal. a vice president. Also called veepee /vee"pee"/. [1945-50, Amer.; from V.P.] * * *
veer1 —veeringly, adv. /vear/, v.i. 1. to change direction or turn about or aside; shift, turn, or change from one course, position, inclination, etc., to another: The speaker ...
/vear"ee/, n., pl. veeries. a thrush, Catharus fuscescens, common in the eastern and northern U.S., noted for its song. Also called Wilson's thrush. [1830-40, Amer.; perh. VEER1 ...
/vej/, n., pl. veg. Chiefly Brit. Informal. a vegetable. [1940-45; by shortening] * * *
/vee"geuh, vay"-/, n. Astron. a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Lyra. [1630-40; < ML < Ar (al-nasr-al-) waqi' (the) falling (eagle), orig. designating the three ...
Vega Alta
/vay"geuh ahl"teuh/; Sp. /be"gah ahl"tah/ a city in N Puerto Rico. 10,582. * * *
Vega Baja
/vay"geuh bah"heuh/; Sp. /be"gah vah"hah/ a city in N Puerto Rico. 18,233. * * *
Vega, Lope de
in full Lope Félix de Vega Carpio born Nov. 25, 1562, Madrid, Spain died Aug. 27, 1635, Madrid Spanish playwright, the outstanding dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age. After ...
Vega,Lope de
Vega (vāʹgə, bĕʹgä), Lope de. 1562-1635. Spanish playwright whose enormous body of works, including Fuenteovejuna (c. 1619), established the national drama of Spain. ...
—veganism, n. /vej"euhn/; esp. Brit. /vee"geuhn/, n. a vegetarian who omits all animal products from the diet. [1940-45; VEG(ETARI)AN] * * *
See vegan. * * *
Vegas [vā′gəs] short for LAS VEGAS * * * ➡ Las Vegas. * * *
/vej"euh muyt'/ Trademark. an Australian vegetable extract used as a flavoring or spread. * * *
/vej"teuh beuhl, vej"i teuh-/, n. 1. any plant whose fruit, seeds, roots, tubers, bulbs, stems, leaves, or flower parts are used as food, as the tomato, bean, beet, potato, ...
vegetable butter
any of various fixed vegetable fats resembling butter in consistency, as cocoa butter. [1830-40] * * *
vegetable cellar
a usually underground storage room where fresh vegetables can be stored at normally cool temperatures for later use. [1885-90] * * *
vegetable farming
Introduction       growing of vegetable crops, primarily for use as human food.       The term vegetable in its broadest sense refers to any kind of plant life ...
vegetable gold
saffron (def. 1). * * *
vegetable ivory
ivory (def. 9). [1835-45] * * *
vegetable kingdom.
See plant kingdom. * * *
vegetable marrow
any of various summer squashes, as the cocozelle and zucchini. [1810-20] * * *
vegetable oil
any of a large group of oils that are esters of fatty acids and glycerol, obtained from the leaves, fruit, or seeds of plants. [1895-1900] * * *
vegetable oyster
salsify. [1810-20, Amer.] * * *
vegetable pear
chayote. * * *
vegetable processing
Introduction       preparation of vegetables (vegetable) for use by humans as food.       Vegetables consist of a large group of plants consumed as food. ...
vegetable silk
a fine, glossy fiber, similar to silk cotton, from the seeds of a spiny Brazilian tree, Chorisia speciosa. [1850-55] * * *
vegetable sponge
loofah (def. 2). * * *
vegetable tallow
any of several tallowlike substances of vegetable origin, used in making candles, soap, etc., and as lubricants. [1840-50] * * *
vegetable tanning
the act or process of tanning hide by the infusion of plant extract. * * *
vegetable wax
a wax, or a substance resembling wax, obtained from various plants, as the wax palm. [1805-15] * * *
vegetable wool.
See under wool (def. 5). [1880-85] * * *
vegetable ivory n. A hard ivorylike material obtained from the ivory nut and used in making small objects such as buttons. * * *
vegetable kingdom n. See plant kingdom. * * *
vegetable marrow n. Chiefly British Marrow squash. * * *
vegetable oil n. Any of various oils obtained from plants and used in food products and industrially. * * *
vegetable oyster n. See salsify. * * *
vegetable silk n. Any of several silky fibers from the seedpods of certain plants, such as the kapok. * * *
vegetable sponge n. See loofa. * * *
vegetable tallow n. 1. Any of various waxy fats obtained from certain plants, such as the bayberry, and used in making soap and candles. 2. See Chinese tallow tree. * * *
vegetable wax n. A waxy substance of plant origin, as that obtained from certain palm trees. * * *
/vej"teuh blee, vej"i teuh-/, adv. like or in the manner of a vegetable. [1645-55; VEGETABLE + -LY] * * *
/vej"i tl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of plants or vegetables. 2. vegetative (def. 5). [1350-1400; ME < L veget(are) to quicken (see VEGETATE) + -al -AL1] * * *
vegetal pole
Embryol. the relatively inactive part of an ovum opposite the animal pole, containing much yolk and little cytoplasm. Cf. animal pole. [1895-1900] * * *
See vegetal. * * *
vegetal pole n. Embryology The portion of an egg that is opposite the animal pole and that contains most of the yolk. * * *
/vej'i tair"ee euhn/, n. 1. a person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but ...
/vej'i tair"ee euh niz'euhm/, n. the beliefs or practices of a vegetarian. [1850-55; VEGETARIAN + -ISM] * * * Theory or practice of eating only plants. The vegetarian diet ...
➡ New Age * * *
/vej"i tayt'/, v.i., vegetated, vegetating. 1. to grow in, or as in, the manner of a plant. 2. to be passive or unthinking; to do nothing: to lie on the beach and vegetate. 3. ...
—vegetational, adj. —vegetationless, adj. /vej'i tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. all the plants or plant life of a place, taken as a whole: the vegetation of the Nile valley. 2. the act ...
See vegetation. * * *
—vegetatively, adv. —vegetativeness, n. /vej"i tay'tiv/, adj. 1. growing or developing as or like plants; vegetating. 2. of, pertaining to, or concerned with vegetation or ...
▪ Roman military author in full  Flavius Vegetius Renatus  flourished 4th century AD       Roman military expert who wrote what was perhaps the single most ...
/vej"ee/, n. Informal. 1. a vegetable. 2. a vegetarian. Also, vegie. [1965-70; by shortening; see -IE] * * *
Vegh, Sandor
▪ 1998       Hungarian violinist, conductor, and music teacher noted for his chamber music performances (he left the Hungarian String Quartet in 1940 to form the Vegh ...
/vee"euh meuhns/, n. 1. the quality of being vehement; ardor; fervor. 2. vigorous impetuosity; fury: the vehemence of his attack. Also, vehemency. [1520-30; < L vehementia; see ...
See vehemence. * * *
—vehemently, adv. /vee"euh meuhnt/, adj. 1. zealous; ardent; impassioned: a vehement defense; vehement enthusiasm. 2. characterized by rancor or anger; violent: vehement ...
See vehemence. * * *
/vee"i keuhl/ or, sometimes, /vee"hi-/, n. 1. any means in or by which someone travels or something is carried or conveyed; a means of conveyance or transport: a motor vehicle; ...
/vee hik"yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or for vehicles: a vehicular tunnel. 2. serving as a vehicle. 3. caused by a vehicle; attributed or attributable to vehicles: ...
vehicular safety devices
      seat belts, harnesses, inflatable cushions, and other devices designed to protect occupants of vehicles from injury in case of accident. A seat belt is a strap that ...
/vee"yuy, vay"yee/, n. an ancient city in central Italy, in Etruria, near Rome: Etruscan city destroyed by the Romans 396 B.C. * * * Ancient Etruscan town. It was located about ...
—veilless, adj. —veillike, adj. /vayl/, n. 1. a piece of opaque or transparent material worn over the face for concealment, for protection from the elements, or to enhance ...
—veiledly /vay'lid lee/, adv. /vayld/, adj. 1. having a veil: a veiled hat. 2. covered or concealed by, or as if by, a veil: a veiled woman. 3. not openly or directly ...
/vay"ling/, n. 1. an act of covering with or as if with a veil. 2. a veil. 3. a thin net for veils. [1350-1400; ME; see VEIL, -ING1] * * *
/ve yuez"/, n., pl. veilleuses /ve yuez"/. Fr. Furniture. a sofa having a low and a high end, with a back that slopes from one end to the other. [ < F: lit., watcher (opposed to ...
veiltail goldfish
/vayl"tayl'/ an artificially bred, indoor variety of goldfish, usually golden or calico and of a spheroid shape, having a fully divided, drooping tail fin exceeding the body in ...
—veinal, adj. —veinless, adj. —veinlike, adj. /vayn/, n. 1. one of the system of branching vessels or tubes conveying blood from various parts of the body to the heart. 2. ...
See vein. * * *
veined [vānd] adj. having veins or veinlike markings * * * veined (vānd) adj. Having veins or showing veinlike markings. * * *
/vay"ning/, n. 1. the act or process of forming veins or an arrangement or marking resembling veins. 2. a vein or a pattern of veins or markings suggesting veins. [1680-90; VEIN ...
/vayn"lit/, n. a small vein. [1825-35; VEIN + -LET] * * *
veinstone [vān′stōn΄] n. GANGUE * * * vein·stone (vānʹstōn') n. Mineral matter in a vein exclusive of the ore; gangue. * * *
/vayn"yoohl/, n. venule. Also, veinulet /vayn"yeuh lit/. [VEIN + -ULE] * * *
/vay"nee/, adj., veinier, veiniest. full of veins; prominently veined: a veiny hand. [1585-95; VEIN + -Y1] * * *
/vee yoh"vis, vay-/, n. Rom. Religion. a god of the dead, sometimes believed to be of Etruscan origin. * * *
▪ Denmark       city and port, eastern Jutland, Denmark, located on Vejle Fjord, northwest of Fredericia. Chartered in 1327, it is now an agricultural distribution ...
▪ Roman god also spelled  Vediovis, or Vedivs,         in Roman religion, a god of uncertain attributes, worshiped at Rome between the two summits of the Capitoline ...
vel abbrev. Bookbinding vellum * * *
vellum. * * *
/vee"leuh/, n. pl. of velum. * * * ▪ reconnaissance satellite       any of a series of 12 unmanned U.S. reconnaissance satellites developed to detect radiation from ...
/vee"leuh, vay"-/, n., gen. Velorum /vee lawr"euhm, -lohr"-, vay-/ for 1. Astron. 1. the Sail, a southern constellation: one of the subordinate constellations into which Argo is ...
Vela Zanetti, Jose
▪ 2000       Spanish artist who painted hundreds of murals, most of which depict farmworkers, peasants, landscapes, and religious themes; his best-known mural was La ...
/veuh lay"min/, n., pl. velamina /-lam"euh neuh/. 1. Anat. a membranous covering; velum. 2. Bot. the thick, spongy integument or epidermis covering the aerial roots of epiphytic ...
See velamen. * * *
/vee"leuhr/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a velum, esp. the soft palate. 2. Phonet. articulated with the back of the tongue held close to or touching the soft palate. n. 3. ...
Velar and palatal stops in the Indo-European languages
▪ Table Velar and palatal stops in the Indo-European ...
velaric airstream
/vi lair"ik, -lar"-/, Phonet. a current of mouth air produced by the action of the tongue, operant in forming click sounds. [VELAR + -IC] * * *
/veuh lair"ee euhm/, n., pl. velaria /-lair"ee euh/. Rom. Antiq. an awning drawn over a theater or amphitheater as a protection from rain or the sun. [1825-35; < L velarium (a ...
See velarize. * * * ▪ phonetics       in phonetics, secondary articulation in the pronunciation of consonants, in which the tongue is drawn far up and back in the mouth ...
—velarization, n. /vee"leuh ruyz'/, v.t., velarized, velarizing. Phonet. to pronounce with velar articulation. Also, esp. Brit., velarise. [1930-35; VELAR + -IZE] * * *
/vee"leuh ruyzd'/, adj. Phonet. pronounced with velar coarticulation. [VELARIZE + -ED2] * * *
Velasco (Alvarado), Juan
born June 16, 1910, Piura, Peru died Dec. 24, 1977, Lima President of Peru (1968–75). Commander in chief of the army, he came to power by overthrowing Pres. Fernando ...
Velasco Alvarado, Juan
▪ president of Peru born June 16, 1910, Piura, Peru died Dec. 24, 1977, Lima       president of Peru from 1968 until 1975.       Formerly commander in chief of ...
Velasco Ibarra
/be lahs"kaw ee vahrdd"rddah/ José María /haw se" mah rddee"ah/, 1893-1979, Ecuadorean political leader: president 1934-35, 1944-47, 1952-56, 1960-61, 1968-72. * * *
Velasco Ibarra, José (María)
born March 19, 1893, Quito, Ecua. died March 30, 1979, Quito Five-time president of Ecuador. Born into a wealthy family, he was first elected to the presidency in 1933. In ...
Velasco Ibarra, José María
▪ president of Ecuador born March 19, 1893, Quito, Ecuador died March 30, 1979, Quito       lawyer, major political figure in Ecuador from the 1930s to the '70s, and ...
adj. /vee"lit, -layt/; v. /vee"layt/, adj., v., velated, velating. adj. 1. Biol. having a velum. v.t. 2. Phonet. to velarize. [1855-60; < NL velatus. See VELUM, -ATE1] * * *
/vee lay"sheuhn/, n. Phonet. pronunciation with velar articulation. [1890-95; VELATE + -ION] * * *
/veuh lahs"kays, -keuhs/; Sp. /be lahth"keth/, n. Diego Rodríguez de Silva y /dye"gaw rddaw dhrddee"geth dhe seel"vah ee/, 1599-1660, Spanish painter. Also, Velásquez. * * *
Velázquez de Cuéllar, Diego
▪ Spanish conquistador born c. 1465, , Cuéllar, Spain died 1524, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba       conquistador and first Spanish governor of Cuba.       Velázquez ...
Velazquez Sanchez, Fidel
▪ 1998       , Mexican labour leader (b. May 12?, 1900, San Pedro Azcapotzaltongo [now Villa Nicolás Romero], Mex.—d. June 21, 1997, Mexico City, Mex.), was leader of ...
Velázquez, Diego
▪ Spanish painter Introduction in full  Diego Rodríguez de Silva Velázquez   baptized June 6, 1599, Sevilla, Spain died August 6, 1660, Madrid       the most ...
Velázquez, Diego (Rodríguez de Silva)
(baptized June 6, 1599, Sevilla, Spain died Aug. 6, 1660, Madrid) Spanish painter. He was apprenticed to Francisco Herrera the Elder before being trained by Francisco Pacheco. ...
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguezde Silva y
Ve·láz·quez (və-läsʹkĕs, bĕ-läthʹkĕth), Diego Rodríguez de Silva y. 1599-1660. Spanish painter whose works, including portraits, notably of Pope Innocent X (1650), ...
Vel·bert (fĕlʹbərt) A city of west-central Germany in the Ruhr Valley northeast of Düsseldorf. It is a manufacturing center specializing in iron goods. Population: ...
/vel"kroh/, Trademark. a brand of fastening tape consisting of opposing pieces of fabric, one with a dense arrangement of tiny nylon hooks and the other with a dense nylon pile, ...
/velt, felt/, n. the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa. Also, veldt. [1795-1805; < Afrik < D: ...
Velde, Adriaen van de
▪ Dutch painter born Nov. 30, 1636, Amsterdam, Neth. died Jan. 21, 1672, Amsterdam  Dutch painter, draftsman, and etcher who specialized in landscapes and ...
Velde, Esaias van de
▪ Dutch painter born 1590/91, Amsterdam, Neth.—buried Nov. 18, 1630, The Hague    painter, draftsman, and etcher who was one of the founders of the realist school of ...
Velde, Henri van de
born April 3, 1863, Antwerp, Belg. died Oct. 25, 1957, Zürich, Switz. Belgian architect, designer, and teacher. Sharing the philosophy of William Morris and the Arts and ...
Velde, Henry van de
▪ Belgian architect in full  Henry Clemens Van De Velde   born April 3, 1863, Antwerp, Belg. died Oct. 25, 1957, Zürich, Switz.  Belgian architect and teacher who ranks ...
Velde, Willem van de, the Elder
born 1611, Leiden, Neth. died December 1693, London, Eng. Dutch marine painter. He sailed with the Dutch fleet and painted its engagements with the English. Settling in England ...
veldt also veld (vĕlt, fĕlt) n. Any of the open grazing areas of southern Africa.   [Afrikaans veld, from Middle Dutch, field. See pelə-2. * * *
—velellidous, adj. /veuh lel"euh/, n. a floating colony of hydrozoans of the genus Velella, having a vertical crest that is used as a sail. [1825-35; < NL, equiv. to L vel(um) ...
▪ Slovenia       town, northern Slovenia. It lies 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Celje on the Paka River. Velenje was built as a model mine-workers' town with distinct ...
Vélez de Guevara, Luis
▪ Spanish author born July 1579, Ecija, Spain died Nov. 10, 1644, Madrid       Spanish poet, playwright, and novelist who ranks high among the followers of Lope de Vega ...
Ve·li·a (vēʹlē-ə) See Elea. * * *
/vee"lik/, adj. Phonet. pertaining to the operation of the velum in relation to the passageway into the nasal cavity: velic closure. [VEL(UM) + -IC] * * *
/vee"li jeuhr/, n. a larval stage of certain mollusks, intermediate between the trochophore and the adult form. [1875-80; < NL; see VELUM, -I-, -GEROUS] * * * ▪ mollusk ...
Veliki Preslav
▪ Bulgaria formerly  Preslav,        town, eastern Bulgaria. It lies at the foot of the Preslav Mountains, 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Shumen. Founded by the ...
Velikiye Luki
/veuh lee"kee yeuh looh"kee/; Russ. /vyi lyee"kyi yeuh looh"kyi/ a city in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, SE of Pskov. 102,000. * * * ▪ Russia also spelled  Velikie ...
Ve·li·ki·ye Lu·ki (və-lēʹkē-ə lo͞oʹkē, vyĭ-lēʹkē-yə lo͞oʹkyĭ) A city of west-central Russia west of Moscow. First mentioned in the 12th century, it is a ...
Veliko Tŭrnovo
▪ Bulgaria formerly  (until 1965) Tŭrnovo,  also spelled  Turnovo, Tărnovo, Trnova, Trnovo, or Tirnovo,         majestic old town in northern Bulgaria. Veliko ...
Velikonda Range
▪ hills, India       range of hills in southeastern Andhra Pradesh state, southern India. They trend north-south and form the eastern flank of the Eastern Ghats, ...
Velikovsky, Immanuel
born June 10, 1895, Vitebsk, Russia died Nov. 17, 1979, Princeton, N.J., U.S. Russian-born U.S. writer. He earned various degrees in Moscow and Edinburgh before moving to the ...
Veliky Ustyug
▪ Russia also spelled  Veliky Ustiug        city, Vologda oblast (province), northwestern Russia, a port on the Sukhona River. One of the oldest settlements of ...
/vel'i tay"sheuhn/, n. a minor dispute or contest. [1600-10; < L velitation- (s. of velitatio), equiv. to velitat(us) (ptp. of velitari to skirmish, deriv. of veles (s. velit-) ...
velites [vē′li tēz΄] pl.n. 〚L, pl. of veles (gen. velitis), akin to velox, swift & vehere, to carry: see WAY〛 in ancient Rome, lightly armed foot soldiers * * *
/veuh lee"i tee/, n., pl. velleities. 1. volition in its weakest form. 2. a mere wish, unaccompanied by an effort to obtain it. [1610-20; < NL velleitas, equiv. to L velle to be ...
Velleius Paterculus
▪ Roman historian born c. 19 BC died after AD 30       Roman soldier, political figure, and historian whose work on Rome is a valuable if amateurish source for the ...
—vellication, n. —vellicative, adj. /vel"i kayt'/, v., vellicated, vellicating. v.t. 1. to pluck; twitch. 2. to nip, pinch, or the like. 3. to cause to twitch. v.i. 4. to ...
Vel·lore (və-lôrʹ, -lōrʹ) A town of southeast India west-southwest of Chennai (Madras). The Sepoy Mutiny began here in 1806. Population: 174,247. * * * ▪ ...
Vellore Mutiny
▪ Indian mutiny       (May 10, 1806), outbreak against the British by South Indian troops, who broke into the fort at Vellore, where the sons of Tippu Sultan of Mysore ...
/vel"euhm/, n. 1. calfskin, lambskin, kidskin, etc., treated for use as a writing surface. 2. a manuscript or the like on vellum. 3. a texture of paper or cloth resembling ...
vel·lus (vĕlʹəs) n. The fine hair present on the body before puberty.   [Latin, wool.] * * *
/vel"meuh/, n. a female given name, form of Wilhelmina. * * *
It. /ve law"che/, adj. played at a fast tempo (used as a musical direction). [1815-25; < It < L velocem, acc. of velox quick] * * *
/vee'loh sim"euh teuhr, vel'oh-/, n. any of various instruments for measuring velocity, as of a wave in water or of sound in air. [1842; VELOCI(TY) + -METER] * * *
—velocipedist, n. /veuh los"euh peed'/, n. 1. a vehicle, usually having two or three wheels, that is propelled by the rider. 2. an early kind of bicycle or tricycle. 3. a ...
velociraptor [və läs′ə rap΄tər] n. 〚ModL < L velox, swift + RAPTOR〛 any of a genus (Velociraptor) of small, swift, two-footed theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous ...
/veuh los"i tee/, n., pl. velocities. 1. rapidity of motion or operation; swiftness; speed: a high wind velocity. 2. Mech. the time rate of change of position of a body in a ...
velocity microphone
a microphone in which the output varies according to the instantaneous velocity of the air molecules in the incident sound waves. * * *
velocity of money
Econ. the frequency with which a single unit of currency or the total money supply turns over within the economy in a given year. Also called velocity of circulation. * * *
/vee"leuh drohm', vel"euh-/, n. a sports arena equipped with a banked track for cycling. [1890-95; < F vélodrome, equiv. to vélo, shortened form of vélocipède VELOCIPEDE + ...
/veuh loor"/, n. 1. a velvetlike fabric of rayon, wool, or any of several other natural or synthetic fibers, used for outerwear and upholstery. 2. a velvety fur felt, as of ...
/veuh looh tay"/, n. a smooth white sauce made with meat, poultry, or fish stock. Also called velouté sauce. [ < F: lit., velvety, velvetiness, MF velluté, equiv. to vellut- ( ...
/vee"loks/, Trademark. a brand of photographic print that has been screened for reproduction as a line cut. * * *
/vel"seuhn/, n. a seaport in W Netherlands. 60,470. * * * ▪ The Netherlands       gemeente (municipality), western Netherlands (Netherlands, The). Velsen lies along the ...

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